CV boots and Waste gate FV

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at
Thu May 2 13:29:29 EDT 2002

If not careful, one can learn somethng new every day.


> From: Shayne <thequattroking at>
> Date: Thu, 02 May 2002 11:33:57 -0700
> To: Bernie Benz <b.m.benz at>, Joshua C <smuckycat at>
> Cc: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at>
> Subject: Re: CV boots and Waste gate FV
> But, don't use gas to clean the CV.  I learned that the hard way.  10K
> later, I had to replace the boots because the gas residue destroyed the
> rubber boots.
> Shayne P.
> Currently, Spokane, WA.  June, Oakland, CA.
> Enough Audis to give plenty of headaches.
> Parting:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5
>>> Last night when I was tightening up my belts I decided to check on the
>>> suspension, besides the worn bushings I need to replace I noticed one of the
>>> CV boots is rotten looking, it has not yet ripped.  Is it real difficult to
>>> replace the boot (I know it involves removing the axle etc..) I spoke to a
>>> friend and he said I would be better off replacing the whole axle
>>> assembly????
>> BTDT.  Yes it is a fair job, unless you are removing the strut for other
>> reasons.  These boots seem to be good for 150 to 250K and more.  If it ain't
>> broke, don't fix it!  Just keep an eye on it.  No need to replace the shaft
>> or CV even if driven cracked for some time, Just R&R clean and regrease with
>> new boot kit.
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